Embarking on an incredible personal and physical journey, I thought it would be worth sharing in this blog. On Sunday 5th April 2015 I will be taking part in the 30th Marathon des Sables, a race dubbed the “the toughest footrace on earth”. This involves running 150 miles through the Sahara desert over 6 days. I will be self sufficient for 6 days, carrying all my food and kit. The race organisers will provide water rations and a tent to sleep in. I will not be alone in this adventure with 1000 competitors, 3 of them being good friends of mine.
A really important reason for my participation in this race is to raise money for the Intensive Care Foundation for research into ARDS (Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome), a condition which I lost my Dad to in 2008. You can sponsor me via my just giving page.
Over the coming weeks and months I am going to share my motivation behind entering the race and some of the training milestones to get me to the start line.